Butterfly Observations

E.g., Tuesday, November 19, 2019
E.g., Tuesday, November 19, 2019
E.g., Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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Date and Time Latitude Longitude Species Type Number Observed Flight Direction (Degrees)sort ascending Wind Direction (Degrees) Wind Speed Observed By Description/Notes
2019-09-22 15:30:00 44.91344714818965 -93.31657965245711 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 4 337.5 6 Livewombat Painted ladies among monarchs nectaring on tithonia in an elementary school butterfly garden, just as the first north wind in more than two weeks began to blow. More...
2019-03-04 17:59:00 35.70755612 -114.71238729999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 20m radius. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21006681 More...
2019-09-08 05:00:00 41.96277200000001 -82.51844 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 Donald Davis Point Pelee National Park, Wheatley, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: estimated within a 4.5 km radius. Observed by Steve Pike. More...
2019-04-05 22:30:00 39.19325268895215 -94.56056170262212 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 4 0 EBrown Kansas City, Missouri. 4 butterflies observed. One would alight on corner of windowsill. Another would flutter against the house and the 1st would go after it and they would rapidly circle each other until the 2nd was driven away. 1st one would return to his perch again. More...
2019-04-02 18:30:00 41.234332 -95.91649699999999 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 2 10 mariposa Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. Basking in sun. 2 observed in a survey between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. CDT. Sunny, 49 F. Observed by langabee, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22059333 More...
2019-04-20 05:00:00 44.689 -93.089 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 0 John Shier Whitetail Woods Regional Park, Farmington, Minnesota. We saw the first one of the season on April 20. Only one. More...
2019-04-26 21:26:00 42.08949 -91.50185099999999 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 2 337.5 21 Cammie Sunning on side of house. More...
2019-04-16 16:32:00 40.11243121 -105.30235500000003 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 2 0 mariposa Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within a 71m radius. At least two through the valley. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22590887 More...
2019-04-22 23:00:00 43.64149393 -79.47040322999999 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 mariposa Rennie Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: within a 25m radius. Basking in late day sun on a west facing slope. Full sun, temperature 15 C. Observed by dkaposi, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22911305 More...
2019-05-10 16:42:00 35.81363441 -115.96967619999998 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 200 0 mariposa Inyo County, California. Location precision: within a 10m radius. 200 plus in this small valley! 58 degrees F, calm. Post rain all night and am. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24896474 More...
2019-07-24 14:15:00 35.80740609380378 -78.60841468665774 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Raleigh Swamp, Raleigh Boulevard & Crabtree Boulevard, Raleigh, North Carolina. Location precision: within a 250m radius. Survey from 8:45 to 9:45 am. Observed by Harry LeGrand, Carolinaleps Newsgroup: "A failed birding trip this morning turned out to be more of a lep trip. More...
2019-09-27 20:00:00 44.8621967 -93.61627909999999 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 300 0 Livewombat Large numbers of Painted Lady butterflies at multiple sites around the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. They were nectaring on salvia, tithonia, dahlias, zinnias, and others. More...
2019-03-09 18:41:00 34.00875816 -118.33464179999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Los Angeles County, California. Location precision: within 28.87 km (obscured). Observed by bbunny, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21086689 More...
2019-05-17 17:51:00 39.50052385 -119.85953369999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa 1010 Caughlin Crossing, Reno, Nevada. Location precision: within a 19m radius. Observed by justbarrett, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/25277286 More...
2019-03-16 05:00:00 34.291272 -119.29658 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 100 0 mariposa Ventura, California. Location precision: estimated within a 3 km radius. Still here in Ventura. It's great. Observed by AvengingAngel, Daily Kos. More...
2019-04-08 17:45:00 42.061998749480146 -93.63552039368244 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 225.0 18 wolfoest circling around backyard More...
2019-04-09 18:00:00 41.234332 -95.91649699999999 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 7 0 mariposa Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, Nebraska. I walk Lauritzen Garden every week doing butterfly inventory. Survey from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. This week started 50% cloudy cover and ended 100%. Butterflies flying around passing us fairly fast. More...
2019-04-22 18:20:00 42.3524874651549 -85.74276774319208 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 Ilse Gebhard Flying around in the magnolia tree which is just starting to open the blossoms. More...
2019-04-16 23:11:00 42.02708032185927 -93.64862054239961 American lady First butterfly of the season 1 225.0 10 mariposa Near south end of the Hub, Iowa State University, Ames. Partly to mostly sunny - 70% cirrus clouds in a blue sky. Observed during a survey of Red Admiral territories on campus. More...
2019-04-25 17:21:00 39.95347219 -105.24258099999997 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 20 0 mariposa Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within a 344m radius. Temperature 75 F, light winds. So many in the dandelions along the flats there. Observed by roomthily, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/23086536 More...
2019-05-14 18:50:00 41.179753 -95.91783299999997 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 18 0 mariposa Fontenelle Forest, Bellevue, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. This was our weekly walk counting butterflies. The number of red admirals is not near as many as a couple of weeks ago. 78 F, calm. Survey Type: Survey Route, 11:50 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. CDT. More...
2019-08-20 17:45:00 33.457582211481814 -80.74352502822876 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Orangeburg, South Carolina. Observed by Dennis Forsythe, CarolinaLeps Newsgroup. All, Donna and I spent from 12:45 until 3:30 PM and drove 7 mi at the Orangeburg Super Sod Farm. More...
2019-10-06 17:29:00 44.92742240620863 -93.29576969146729 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 30 270.0 9 Livewombat In locations east and west of Lake Harriet in Minneapolis, we saw a total of 30 or more Painted Lady butterflies, mostly on zinnias and Salvia, and some on Verbena bonariensis. More...
2019-03-10 06:00:00 37.8815913 -121.91415280000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 50 0 mariposa We saw many painted lady butterflies while hiking on Mt Diablo on March 10th. (East of San Francisco, Northern California) Observed by Vicki Day. More...
2019-05-22 22:26:00 42.031196 -93.647266 Red admiral 1 15 mariposa One Red Admiral flying and basking between two buildings More...
2019-03-16 16:57:00 35.22616307 -114.66905350000002 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 2 5 mariposa Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 15m radius. Nectaring on Chia. Light wind. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21335441 More...
2019-04-16 15:35:00 42.066246329335364 -93.63375727160633 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 45.0 13 wolfoest on a willow More...
2019-04-15 19:54:00 35.8230366 -115.5164289 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 5m radius. 70 F, light winds. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22536321 More...
2019-04-18 05:00:00 42.3117966 -82.8857592 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 Donald Davis Tecumseh, Ontario. Location precision: estimated within a 5 km radius. Observed by Louie Fiorino. Red admirals are popping up all over, definitely 4 that I saw at one time but there must be more. More...
2019-05-01 05:00:00 42.8847052085674 -79.09574704111947 Red admiral Migrating individual(s), Presence of butterfly in your area 55 0 Donald Davis Friendship Trail, Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada. [Rick Cavasin is an Ontario butterfly expert.] The weather was finally reasonable today and I went for a cycle on the bike path between Port Colborne and Sherkston (southern Niagara region). More...
2019-05-01 18:41:00 40.13320399 -105.18396589999998 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 5 10 mariposa Lagerman Reservoir, Boulder County, Colorado. Location precision: within an 89m radius. Maybe fifteen minutes of sun when most were out, but one or two were flying in the gloom. 45 F, cloudy, ~10mph gusts. More...
2019-04-27 14:39:00 36.39383303 -116.28833099999997 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 mariposa Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nye County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 31m radius. Nectaring on Ash Meadows Sunray. Temperature, 88 F. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24050386 More...
2019-05-02 18:15:00 41.17973 -95.91815500000001 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 137 6 mariposa Fontenelle Forest, Bellevue, Nebraska. Location precision: not recorded. There were plenty of Red Admirals today but nothing like last week. This was my weekly survey for the forest. Temperature: 55 F. Survey from 11:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. CDT. More...
2019-05-11 17:00:00 34.173972 -118.89663389999998 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 200 0 mariposa Thousand Oaks, California. "After more than 2 days of overcast here and showers in the mountains and deserts, much warmer (73F) temps today have resulted in probably the largest flyby I have seen all spring here in Thousand Oaks. More...
2019-02-26 20:30:00 33.942176878896646 -81.04454333694775 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa [Marty Kastner, CarolinaLeps newsgroup] Today 2/26/19, Dave and I walked part of the Timmerman Trail in Cayce, Lexington County, SC. We were there from 1:30-3:45. The skies were partly cloudy with temps from 65-70 degrees. We had the following: … Lady species – probably American - 1 ... More...
2019-09-18 16:35:00 53.49407480000001 -112.0538583 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 Donald Davis Vegreville, Alberta. Location precision: estimated within a 4.2 km radius. Observed by Rob Hughes, Albertaleps News Group. "A September butterfly note. More...
2019-03-13 05:00:00 34.895796 -117.01728300000002 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 100 0 mariposa Barstow, California. Location precision: estimated within a radius of 4 km. I’ve seen quite a few of them here in Barstow. That’s in the Mojave. I didn’t know they migrated, very cool. Thanks for the diary. Observed by ontheleftcoast, Daily Kos. More...
2019-03-28 13:06:00 36.32534063 -115.26398189999998 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Floyd Lamb State Park, Las Vegas, Nevada. Location precision: within a 5m radius. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21700617 More...
2019-04-20 16:30:00 42.0580218 -87.6905213 American lady First butterfly of the season 2 0.0 14 ryanwc they've remained in the yard all morning, not heading anywhere. More...
2019-04-15 05:00:00 41.6997103 -93.70744359999998 American lady First butterfly of the season, Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Camp Dodge, Johnston, Polk County, Iowa. Location precision: estimated within a 2 km radius. Observed by Harlan Ratcliff, Red Admiral and Painted Lady Butterfly Group: Hi, Royce. I saw an American lady today at Camp Dodge. First butterfly I was able to positively identify this year. More...
2019-05-07 17:50:00 34.2737512 -81.58593480000002 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Lynch's Woods Park, Newberry, South Carolina. Observed by Marty Kastner, Carolina Leps. "On Tuesday, Dave and I explored Lynch's Woods Park from 12:50-4:30 under mostly sunny skies with temps in the 70's to low 80's. We also saw an outbreak of Polygonia species. More...
2019-04-19 17:01:00 42.02630234 -93.66978455000003 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa 3714 Woodland St, Ames, IA 50014, USA. Location precision: not recorded. Observed by ethan_rose, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22730236 More...
2019-05-06 15:39:00 36.15727474 -115.42592230000002 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 2 0 mariposa Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within an 11m radius. Temperature 73 F, wind speed, calm. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24751044 More...
2019-04-20 05:00:00 43.433071838704436 -92.00382959506868 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 0 MJ Hatfield First Red Admiral of the season. More...
2019-09-23 18:00:00 44.916308088506554 -93.31525818979674 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 270.0 4 Livewombat One red admiral that looked good except for missing the back of both front wings. It looked like a chomp from a bird. Amazingly it was flying pretty well. More...
2019-03-07 19:00:00 36.4388373 -115.35999190000001 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 25 0 mariposa Corn Creek, Desert National Wildlife Refuge, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 6m radius. Nectaring on Cherry blossom. North west of Las Vegas at this location was quite a number of Painted Lady butterflies nectaring and obtaining mineral salts from the damp ground. More...
2019-10-28 05:00:00 43.99703824148128 -77.71954188383921 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 5 0 Donald Davis Presqu'ile Provincial Park, Brighton, Ontario K0K 1H0, Canada. Location precision: estimated within a 3 km radius. Two monarchs, 5 red admirals, 4 painted ladies by Karen Anderson today at Presqu'ile Provincial Park. More...
2019-03-09 06:00:00 33.380533 -115.78758500000004 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 5000 0 mariposa Eastern shore of the Salton Sea. I surveyed three wireless communications facilities in Arizona last week on 3/7 (Mesa), 3/8 (Douglas), and 3/9 (Yuma). Driving back home to LA on Saturday, I noticed that the painted ladies were everywhere. More...
2019-04-06 05:00:00 40.611876198880445 -91.92590468282492 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 0 mariposa Fox River Wildlife Management Area, Mt. Sterling, Van Buren County, Iowa. Location precision: estimated within a 1.3 km radius. Today I saw a RED ADMIRAL and many COMMON GREEN DARNERS at Fox River Wildlife Area in Van Buren County, just north of the Missouri state line. More...
2019-04-06 14:58:00 36.42964291 -114.51384789999997 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 5 0 mariposa Valley of Fire State Park, Clark County, Nevada. Location precision: within a 7m radius. Temperature, 75 F. Observed by lonnyholmes, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22122193 More...

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